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Thomas Rahm Spieth can become No. 1 at Masters

The American pairing of Tony Filau and Matt Kuchar are Spieth's closest challengers as they are both two shots back on four-under. There was Phil Mickelson's birdie-and-bogey roller-coaster ride.

On Thursday, the Ghims captured the hearts of the patrons at Augusta National with a stellar back-nine performance.

So what will Friday's second round bring?

Other featured groups, including those featuring world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, two-time Masters victor Bubba Watson and three-time Masters victor Phil Mickelson, were scheduled to tee off later. He will be the headliner and the one on whom all our eyes are cast. The others were Raymond Floyd (1976), Jack Nicklaus (1972), Arnold Palmer (1960) and Craig Wood (1941).

Before Spieth and Kuchar made their late sprints up the leaderboard, only the most vivid of imaginations could have conjured the unbelievable and even zany happenings.

I don't know if you call it risk/reward, but the shot value there, a good shot sometimes - a lot of times - turns out great.

Hey, Tiger, about the 11th. "Because you can play more relaxed, you don't have to chase ... there's just a different mindset".

Garcia named his first child Azalea after the 13th hole at Augusta where he made a crucial par in the final round previous year.

Most aggravating was playing the par 5s without a birdie.

Woods was encouraged by two birdies coming down the stretch. On the par-5 2nd, he left himself just 219 downhill into the green, but flared his approach into the right greenside bunker.

The possibility that they could find themselves head-to-head against an in-form Woods come Sunday is "an extra motivation for everybody" says world number three Jon Rahm, a 22-year-old from Spain. "Unfortunately people ran out and it clipped them". "But I know that anything can happen around here (he let a second victory slip from his grasp in 2016) so I am not going to get ahead of myself".

Meanwhile, Tiger's score put him in a much better spot on the leaderboard.

Woods couldn't get up and down there and made bogey. Someone offered a "Welcome back, Tiger" at almost every hole. In 2017, it was the toughest hole on the course.

Now 61, O'Meara said he could no longer hit the ball far enough to compete around Augusta National. Garcia made an eagle 3 on the same hole in the final round a year ago en route to victory.

"It was interesting, an up and down day for me today", Woods said.

Woods does have some precedent on his side to leave hope he can be among those with a chance to win. We hit wedge on Tuesday and we were between 6- and 7-iron [on Thursday].

"I shot two rounds in the 70s and tied a scoring record here one year".

Amateur Doug Ghim Takes Home The Crystal - There's a tradition at the Masters tournament that if you eagle a hole, you get a nice crystal glass to take home for your achievment. "I'm right back in this championship". At the par-5 15th hole, he dropped five different shots into the water to tally a single hole total of 13 to now sit tied for 85 and second to last on the leaderboard. The 13 he posted at No. 15 pushed him to an 81 for his day.

After falling to Padraig Harrington in a playoff in the 2007 British Open when he hit the pin on the fly and his ball shot 20 feet from the hole, Garcia complained that "I'm playing against a lot of guys out there, more than the field".

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